§ Mr. Horner
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the position of members of the London Fire Brigade, optants under the 1947 Fire Services Pensions Scheme, now about to be retired on the grounds of age or ill health, who will be pensioned on the salary received during their last month's service; and whether he will amend their scheme so that they may benefit from such salary improvement to be awarded after the standstill.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
I appreciate that members of the London Fire Brigade who exercised their option under Section 27 of the Fire Services Act 1947 are retired on a pension based on the pay received during the last month of service. I regret, however, that in present circumstances I can bring forward no plans to amend the firemen's pension scheme in this respect.